Look, everyone would prefer to be lazy. Even those energetic go-getters on Instagram who talk about sleeping 3 hours a week while having zero caffeine who seem to find time to workout while they practice calligraphy at the same time would probably rather sit in their bed with a bowl of chips and Netflix playing the same show they've seen a hundred times.

Then, if we were all like that, we'd all be making the same mistakes as these people.


Reddit user, u/Burnt_Cheesecake, wanted to know:

What's the worst thing that happened to you that was a direct consequence of being lazy?

Just Put It In The Trash

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Right now I'm battling fruit flies in my room. It's because I keep eating in my room and not cleaning up after. Now I can't even set my drink down without finding a fly in it. Feels bad man....

noodles_the_food

Handle It As Soon As Possible

Not paying a ticket.

I was pulled over for having a head light out. Cop gave me a fix it ticket... well I fixed my headlight but never paid the ticket. 32 days later I get pulled over and promptly arrested for driving with a suspended license... my licensed got suspended because I never paid the ticket.

I ended up paying a lot in court fees and was on probation for a year.

loljkcuzurgay

Get A Vacuum. Use A Vacuum.

When I moved out, it was to a condo that has wall to wall carpeting. I didn't have a vacuum cleaner, because it was my very first time living on my own. But even though I had the money for one, I didn't buy a vacuum cleaner for the first six months that I lived there.

One day, I noticed a couple of tiny, fuzzy looking bugs clinging to the wall in my laundry room. I squished and flushed them. Then I started noticing a few more near the walls in my living room. Then I realized they were all throughout the whole condo.

F-ckin' carpet beetle larvae. I finally got myself a vacuum and spent the next month constantly vacuuming and putting down Borax powder to try to kill the things. In winter, they finally skittered off and I haven't seen an outbreak like that since. But I still see one or two every once in a while.

Fyrsiel

An Inability To Organize

The night before my final paper for my English class was due I deleted it. My desktop was pretty cluttered as it was the end of finals week and everything else was finished except my english class so I decided to get rid of all the useless material I no longer needed. Then I realized I couldnt find my paper and had already emptied my recycle bin. All I had left was some quick revisions before it was finished and ready to print, probably about 15 minutes of work, but it was totally gone.

Stayed up until like 4am re-writing it, pretty sure I got a B+ or A- so I was as happy as I could've been with that outcome in that situation.

Maybe more of a problem created by being careless rather than lazy but I still procrastinated editing it until the night before it was due. My own hubris got the best of me that night.

Inzektor-Magileine

Just A Little Bit Of Attention

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F-cked up a relationship with an amazing girl that I loved very much (still do).

We had our differences but I'm pretty sure all the deal-breakers were ultimately down to my laziness and inattentiveness. I'm trying to use it as a learning experience and find my passion again, but it's so hard because I'm 95% sure I won't ever find anyone as perfect as her.

heterozygous_

Slipping Away

I lost touch with pretty much all of my friends (except one) because I honestly cba to talk to them

APerson567i

Well to be fair I'm sure they had the means to reach out to you but didn't.

noodles_the_food

Brush Seven Times A Day

Lost a tooth. My tooth started feeling a little funny 2 weeks after a root canal, but I just ignored it and didn't consult my dentist.

About a month later, eating became way too painful and finally decided to tell my dentist, but it was too late, my tooth had a vertical fracture and couldn't be saved. Got the tooth removed :(

Acid_Lollipop

A Super, Duper Senior

Had to retake a couple classes in college.

I somehow managed to just barely graduate on time.

phorq

Laziness (and untreated depression) caused me to take 10 years to finish my degree. Proud of you for making it in time! Must have been rough.

hydrangeasinbloom

Just Letting It All Out Of Control

getting fat

dudebrostien

i'm like on the opposite end of the spectrum lol. i was so lazy as an early teenager that i didn't feel like eating so then i became grossly skinny (not anorexic just incredibly skinny.)

it's funny how it can work out to both ends of the spectrum.

_fruityboi_

All Together Now. "I Pity The Fool."

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The time I could have met Mr. T at the mall. The entire day, I kept saying, "I'll go a little later, I'll go a little later..." And when I got there, they told me he just left. And when I asked the mall guy if he'll ever come back again, he said he didn't know. Well, I'm never going to let something like that happen again!

singuslarity

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